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I met Martha Cooley in 1999 when, as a then-visiting writer in the Bennington MFA program, she gave a series of lectures, one of which covered Milan Kundera. Martha joined Bennington’s fiction faculty, teaching in the program for fifteen years; I was fortunate to study with her there. I was taken by Martha’s crisp, incisive […]
How does writing a short story differ from writing a novel? Where do short story writers get their inspiration? How does writing short stories differ from writing longer works? What about short short stories? Four short story writers moderated by Olga Zilberbourg will talk about their art and craft.
This is not a spoiler, I promise it isn’t, only just consider for a moment: Say you buy a lottery ticket — have you ever? — say you do, just one time. Say the jackpot is $100 million, and you win! You’re holding a ticket worth a hundred million dollars! What would you do? How would you be? That’s […]
Wilson’s guest on Delmarva Today is Cécile Barlier to discuss her new book of short stories A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation. Barlier was born in France and received her master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. She has lived for over 20 years in the United States and has published extensively in English including in […]
Take a look at the cover! It may share some resemblance to the cover of A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation! Also don’t forget to read the in-depth interviews with the authors below, Cécile Barlier, David Campos, & Maceo Montoya.
Thank you for the shout-outs Matt Witt! You can check out his full blog where he presents his photography and film/books/music you may have missed!
On a damp afternoon a few years ago, descending a stone ramp adjacent to a cobblestone lane, I slipped on a slick patch. Landing on my seat, I bounced upward and sideways off the ramp, rather like a cartoon character. After somehow revolving in midair, I descended to the lane beneath the ramp, where I […]
In Martha Cooley’s novel Buy Me Love, a woman’s lottery win reveals her complicated relationships with money, family, and art. Read the rest of the review here!
Martha Cooley’s title for her latest novel is a predicate. A main verb and direct object, to be precise, its three words at once call to mind the subject and more, at least for the many millions with a fondness for the Beatles. The missing words “Money Can’t” function like a ghost limb for Buy Me Love⎯ and I […]
Though a newcomer to the genre, Bay Area author Cécile Barlier shows a mastery of the form with this visceral and eclectic debut. In stories that span from the harrowing and macabre to the outlandish and amusing, she turns everyday situations into playgrounds for literary experimentation. Read more here!
Cooley (The Archivist) examines the unexpected aftermath of a lottery win in her sharp latest. Click here to read more!